DONALD Trump shut down the US government for 35 days because Democrats refuse to fund his border wall. Here we reveal what he said, what the wall will look like, and how much it cost. Why did Donald Trump shut down the US Government over the Mexico border wall? Donald Trump vowed to shut down the government over the wall in a fiery Oval Office meeting with Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. The President promised he would allow a partial shutdown of the federal government if Congress does not provide £3.95billion ($5billion) to build the wall. Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller has called it a "fundamental issue". When asked if the administration was willing to allow parts of the government to cease operation at midnight on Friday, December 21, if the wall was not funded, Miller answered: "If it comes to it, absolutely." The shut down began on December 22, 2018. Democrats, who will take over the House of Representatives in January, and some fellow Republicans … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border wall get build and when will the US Government shutdown end?
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U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest reading in a year and a half, tested by the partial government shutdown and roiling financial markets. Still, consumer spirits remain robust by historic standards. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 120.2 in January, down from 126.6 in December and the lowest level since July 2017.The index measures consumers' assessment of current economic conditions and their expectations for the next six months, both of which dropped in January. Consumers' expectations for the future dropped to the lowest point since October 2016.The month before, the index dropped 9.8 points, making for the biggest two-month loss in over a decade, Oxford Economics noted. "If history is any guide, this will partially reverse," the research firm wrote. The government reopened Monday after the 35-day shutdown, the longest federal closure in U.S. history. The shutdown is expected to … [Read more...] about Consumer confidence falls to 18-month low on government shutdown
Alan Gomez USA TODAY Published 6:00 AM EST Jan 23, 2019 Senate Republicans are pushing ahead with a 1,300-page funding bill that would give President Donald Trump the $5.7 billion he wants for an expansion of the southern border wall, grant temporary protections for "Dreamers" and finally end the longest government shutdown in history. Democrats have called the bill dead on arrival, but only partly because it includes Trump's full request for wall funding. They say the protections for Dreamers are not nearly enough, and complain that the bill was stuffed with unrelated, anti-immigration measures that would dramatically expand immigration enforcement in the U.S. and cut back the ability of foreigners to request asylum. Republicans call the bill a reasonable compromise to end the partial government shutdown that makes a sound investment toward border security. Democrats call it a "Trojan horse" that provides only short-term help for Dreamers in exchange for long-term … [Read more...] about Government shutdown: What’s in the Republican immigration bill
The U.S. Senate shifted slightly closer on Tuesday to resolving a month-long partial government shutdown, but there was no sign of relief anytime soon for 800,000 federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay, Trend reports referring to Reuters. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell laid the groundwork for a vote on Thursday on a Democratic proposal to fund the government for three weeks, without attaching the $5.7 billion in U.S.-Mexico border wall funding demanded by President Donald Trump. The president has opposed similar legislation in the House of Representatives. McConnell had said previously he would not consider a funding bill that Trump would refuse to sign. The Senate leader said he would also bring up for a Thursday vote a proposal by Trump to end the shutdown that includes border wall funding and relief for “Dreamers,” people brought illegally to the United States as children. The plan was unlikely to pass in the Senate and had even less … [Read more...] about Senate to vote on ending government shutdown, Trump wall impasse
WASHINGTON – Senate leaders on Tuesday agreed to vote this week on two competing proposals to end the government shutdown, including President Donald Trump's plan to have Congress pay for the long-stalled wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. It's likely to fail. The other measure, from Democrats, also seems unlikely to pass. It would temporarily reopen the government through Feb. 8 while talks on border security continue. Either package would need to hit the 60-vote threshold to advance on Thursday, a tall order in the narrowly divided Senate where Republicans hold a 53-47 majority. Trump's wall is the key sticking point in his standoff with Democrats that has led to a partial government shutdown. But the agreement reached to at least start voting sets the stage for senators to give serious thought to the options as the shutdown enters a second month, and some 800,000 federal workers face another Friday without paychecks. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer predicted Trump's … [Read more...] about Senate set to vote on 2 competing plans to end shutdown